Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are putting wedding plans on an “indefinite hold” while Justin works on his mental health, a source tells People. “They will still have a wedding eventually, but this is not their focus right now,” the source says. “They haven’t sent out any new save-the-dates. They will wait until Justin feels better and is excited about planning their wedding again.” Justin and Hailey, who married in a secret courthouse ceremony last September, had initially been planning to celebrate their union with family and friends this year. But earlier this month, Justin revealed on Instagram that he has been “struggling a lot” and asked for prayers. “Justin is still receiving treatment on both coasts, but is doing okay,” the source explains. “He is very, very focused on getting better. He wants to be in a great place for his own and Hailey’s sake. He is still confident that he will get there.” Over the weekend, the two were photographed spending some time at a California beach. “They seem happy about spending a few days in L.A.,” the insider says. “Hailey isn’t putting any pressure on him at all. She only wants him to focus on his mental health.”
According to Deadline, Cardi B. is set to star in Hustlers, a "stripper revenge" film that follows "a crew of saavy former strip club employees" who come together to "turn the tables on their Wall Street clients." As most fans know, Cardi worked as a stripper in New York City before she became a music star. Cardi joins Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Riverdale star Lili Reinhart, Julia Stiles and Oscar-winner Mercedes Ruehl in the film; Deadline reports that Mette Towley and Trace Lysette are also in talks to star. The feature, which is inspired by a 2016 New York Times Magazine article, comes from Lorene Scafaria, who is set to write, direct and co-produce the feature. Hustlers is set to start production on March 22 in New York City.
A new poll indicates that many Americans think NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has gone overboard with politics. “SNL” has long parodied presidents and other politicians, but Alec Baldwin’s repeated unflattering portrayal of President Trump could be turning away some viewers. Thirty-nine percent of responders to a poll conducted by The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult felt the sketch comedy show "has gotten too political." The poll indicated that 3 in 10 of those asked don’t think “SNL” has become too political, while 31 percent said they don’t care either way. The same poll indicated that 50 percent of responders feel late-night talk show hosts lean left when it comes to politics, while only 11 percent feel the hosts are conservative and 27 percent offered no opinion. When it comes to “SNL,” 48 percent said the show is liberal and 37 percent had no opinion, while only five percent feel the show leans to conservative politics.
FOX has ordered MENTAL SAMURAI, a thrilling new competition series that pushes every aspect of human intelligence and mental agility. Hosted and produced by Rob Lowe, the show is the first-ever obstacle course...for the mind. Not only does the course test their acumen in categories of knowledge, memory, puzzles and sequencing, but players must also contend with being physically transported around the set at high speeds in a specially designed capsule capable of rotating 360 degrees. People from all walks of life compete -- underdogs triumph -- in the game that anyone can play, but almost no one can win. The show premieres tonight on Fox.
Netflix has set a new interactive series starring Bear Grylls: “You vs. Wild,” which has an eight-episode order; it debuts on April 10. In “You vs. Wild,” viewers join survival expert Grylls on exciting adventures all over the world. Dense jungles, towering mountains, brutal deserts, and mysterious forests await, with tough decisions around every corner, per Netflix. In the interactive adventure series, viewers will make all the decisions and whether or not Bear succeeds or fails is totally up to you.
Fox News says it has hired former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile as a political commentator. Brazile had been let go from a similar role at CNN in 2016 after it was revealed that she had shared material about topics that would be addressed at a Democratic forum with Hillary Clinton's campaign. At Fox, Brazile will not have anything to do with any debates or town halls — if they ever happen. That's from a Fox News executive who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak about contract details. Brazile says she knows she'll be criticized by progressive friends for signing with Fox, but that she believes it's important to talk with people you disagree with.
Mama June was arrested for felony drug possession at a gas station in Alabama following a domestic altercation with her boyfriend. The reality TV star, real name June Shannon, was taken into custody on Wednesday after an ugly bust-up with her 42-year-old partner Geno Doak. June was seen in the back of a sheriff's pickup truck with bars on the windows and taken to jail following the incident, images obtained by TMZ appear to show. Doak was arrested for domestic violence/harassment, felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, while Mama June was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Police were called by concerned citizens after witnessing the confrontation between the fiery pair, who have been dating for three years. Felony drug possession in Alabama could spell one to 10 years of jail time for June as well as a fine up to $15,000, experts indicate. June is best known for her TV shows Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Mama June: From Not To Hot.
Paris Jackson is lashing out at TMZ over a disturbing report about her on the website. The outlet reported that the 20-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson was hospitalized after a suicide attempt Saturday morning. Her response was blunt: "F--- you you f---ing liars," she tweeted Saturday afternoon. It appears that Jackson did indeed go to the hospital, but the reason is unclear. “Paris had an accident this morning that required medical treatment,” a source tells People. “She is currently resting at home and doing fine.”
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Captain Marvel - $69.3 million
2. Wonder Park - $16 million
3. Five Feet Apart - $13.1 million
4. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - $9.3 million
5. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral - $8 million
6. No Manches Frida 2 - $3.8 million
7. Captive State - $3.1 million
8. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part - $2.1 million
9. Alita: Battle Angel - $1.9 million
10. Green Book - $1.2 million
Lori Loughlin was forced to put her home up as collateral to cover her $1 million bail following a court appearance on Wednesday. She surrendered to authorities over her alleged involvement in a college bribery scandal on Wednesday morning and appeared in federal court in Los Angeles hours later, when prosecutors laid out the charges against her. Like her husband, fashion mogul Mossimo Giannulli, Lori’s bail was set at $1 million. She was handed travel restrictions, but will be allowed to fly to Vancouver, Canada to complete work on TV series When Calls the Heart, according to The Blast.
“The Sopranos” prequel film has received a release date and the studio says the working title is now “Newark.” The film, which was previously titled “The Many Saints of Newark,” will open in theaters on Sept. 25, 2020. Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, and Michael Gandolfini star in the film directed by Alan Taylor and written and produced by David Chase and Lawrence Konner. “Newark” is set in the 1960s during the Newark riots, five days of violence in the New Jersey city sparked by the beating of a black man by white police officers. It was especially lethal among African American and Italian American gangsters involved in the fighting — 26 people died and more than 700 people were injured during the riots. More specifically, it follows the life of Dickie Moltisanti, a frequently mentioned character in “The Sopranos” but one who was never seen in the original series, including flashbacks. Nivola is playing Moltisanti, and Gandolfini, the son of the late “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini, will star as a young Tony Soprano in the film.
Rosario Dawson has confirmed reports she’s dating presidential wannabe Cory Booker. The first African-American U.S. Senator from New Jersey and Newark’s 36th Mayor recently announced his intention of running as a Democrat in the 2020 election, and it appears he has a running mate in the Sin City star. The actress was caught by TMZ cameras arriving at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. yesterday, and when she was asked if the rumors about a romance with Booker were true, she chuckled and said, “Yes, very much so.” Rosario added, “He’s a wonderful human being and it’s good to spend some time together when we can. We’re very busy… I am just grateful to be with someone that I respect and love and admire so much, who is so brilliant and kind and caring and loving.”
Leonardo DiCaprio has long been one of Hollywood's most eligible and enviable bachelors. But it seems he loves younger women, according to data analysis of his ex-girlfriends and former flames. One Reddit user carefully studied DiCaprio, 44, and his long list of lovers and concluded that he refuses to date woman over the age of 25, barely more than half his age. Reddit user TrustLittleBrother created a graph to show the relationship between his age and that of the women he dates and it reveals his flames average 22.9 years old. The graph lists eight of his ex-girlfriends, and out of all of them, three were 25, the oldest age he's ever gone out with. Those women were Israeli model Bar Refaeli, who he dated from 2005 to 2010, model Kelly Rohrbach, who he dated in 2015, and model Nina Agdal who he split from in 2017. In between those women DiCaprio dated German model Toni Garrn from 2013 to 2014 when she was 20 and 21. He also dated Victoria Secret Model Erin Heatherton in 2012 when she was 22. In 1999 when he was 25 he dated his youngest girlfriend Gisele Bundchen when she was just around 18 at the time. The two dated for five years until they split in 2005. She'd go on to date Tom Brady in 2006 and marry him in 2009. Other patterns in the chart reveals DiCaprio has a taste for blondes and models. Other girlfriends on the list include Bar Refaeli, an Israeli supermodel who he dated from 2005 through 2011. The two split and Regaeli went on to marry business man Adi Ezra in 2016 and they shared two children. Leo also dated actress Blake Lively - straying from his track record with models. The pair dated for just give months in 2011. The graph ends with DiCaprio’s latest fling Camila Morrone, an Argentine model and actress who is also 21. The two were first linked in December 2017 and as of February appeared to be going strong.
After Idris Elba had the nerve to decline becoming the first black James Bond -- and even made light of it during his Saturday Night Live hosting gig -- another black British actor has decided to step up to the plate. In an interview with The Times UK, David Oyelowo said he's be open to fill the shoes of the iconic 007 role. "The significance of someone like me playing a role like James Bond is not lost on me," he said. "It is going to be something that will expand horizons." He continued, "One of the most beautiful things I have seen in America on Halloween is white kids running around in Black Panther costumes." Taking a moment to reflect on his own childhood, Oyelowo added, "I did not have a superhero to identify with growing up on a council estate in Islington. It was all Superman." If he were to be cast as Bond, this wouldn't be the first time that Oyelowo made history in his acting roles. The Selma actor became the first black actor to play an English king in productions of Henry VI, parts I, II, and III by the Royal Shakespeare company. Now, looking ahead, Oyelowo says becoming James Bond could easily become a reality today. "When I was at drama school, the idea of a Black James Bond was so far removed from everyone's thinking," he said. "We are talking about real progress. Society is beginning to tell the industries what they want to see."
Some Hollywood stars have been implicated in a massive cheating scandal. Full House star Lori Loughlin and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman are two of the 50 parents charged in a plot to get their children into schools including Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale. The scheme was uncovered by the FBI and federal prosecutors in Boston, and involved parents paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into these elite schools. In many instances, the children were unaware that their parents had paid these bribes according to federal documents. Huffman has two daughters with husband William H. Macy including Sofia, who is 18, and 16-year old Georgia. Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli also have two daughters: Olivia, 19, and Isabella, 20. Macy was not charged but Giannulli was named alongside his wife in the papers. Huffman, Loughlin and Giannulli are all charged with Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud. “Beginning in or about 2011, and continuing through the present, the defendants -- principally individuals whose high-school age children were applying to college -- conspired with others to use bribery and other forms of fraud to facilitate their children's admission to colleges and universities in the District of Massachusetts and elsewhere, including Yale University, Stanford University, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California, and the University of Southern California -- Los Angeles,” stated the 200 page document that was filed yesterday.
Kevin Hart has lined up his next stand-up special, this time with Netflix. Titled “Kevin Hart: Irresponsible,” the special was filmed last September during Hart’s stop at London’s O2 Arena. In the hour-long set, Hart “touches upon his friends, family, travel … and a year filled with Irresponsible behavior.” It will debut on the streamer on Tuesday, April 2.
CBS has set an end date for “The Big Bang Theory.” The sitcom will wrap with an hour-long series finale on Thursday, May 16 from 8 to 9 p.m. ET/PT. “Young Sheldon” will move back an hour that night to 9 p.m. for its second season finale. When the series ends, “Big Bang” will finish as the longest-running multi-camera series in television history with 279 episodes.
Orlando Bloom has jokingly shied away from the idea of spending the rest of his life with new fiancee Katy Perry after he was put on the spot for a social media post. Bloom was spending his Sunday night relaxing on the sofa with Katy as they tuned in to the latest episode of American Idol, on which the singer serves as a judge, when his bride-to-be decided to quiz him about their future. Katy took to her Instagram Story timeline to document the moment, after clips of her quirky behavior aired on Idol. “Are you sure you want to spend the rest of your life with me, ‘Lando? Are you sure?” she asked her beau, as she zoomed in on his face. Orlando shook his head in mock horror, and as Katy posed the question again, the actor muttered, “No,” before turning away with a smile on his face while Katy laughed.
Actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on 16 class four felony charges by a grand jury in relation to an alleged hate crime hoax. The Empire star was arrested last month (Feb19) on one count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, claiming he had been attacked by racists outside his apartment in Chicago, Illinois on January 29 – and now his legal problems have doubled with the indictments. According to TMZ, a grand jury multiplied the amount of charges against Smollett on Thursday, increasing the total to 16. The jury members reportedly tallied up the citations for each lie he allegedly told in the initial police report he submitted and the subsequent interview with cops about the attack, that law enforcement officers now insist was a hoax.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are engaged. They announced the proposal Saturday by posting a photo of Jennifer's diamond engagement ring. “She said yes,” the former Yankees star captioned the Instagram photo. Jennifer posted the exact same photo onto her own account, tagging The Ellen DeGeneres Show and captioning it with a string of heart emoticons. Alex proposed during the couple's current romantic beach getaway, and the picture appeared to be taken on the shore beside a roaring bonfire. A-Rod and J.Lo are currently vacationing in Baker's Bay, according to E!, and have been showering their Instagram accounts with photos of their vacation as of late. Jennifer's representative, Benny Medina, confirmed the engagement to People: “They are on vacation and got engaged today.” Jennifer and Alex have been going strong for two years and have long hinted they did see a wedding in the future, though have been allowing things to unfold naturally rather than rush into an engagement.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Captain Marvel - $153 million
2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - $14.6 million
3. Tyler Perry’s A Made Family Funeral - $12 million
4. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part - $3.8 million
5. Alita: Battle Angel - $3.2 million
6. Green Book - $2.4 million
7. Isn’t It Romantic - $2.4 million
8. Fighting with My Family - $2.1 million
9. Greta - $2.1 million
10. Apollo 11 - $1.3 million
“Wedding Crashers” director David Dobkin has signed on to helm “Eurovision,” a comedy starring Will Ferrell that is being set up at Netflix. Ferrell is co-writing the comedy with Andrew Steele, which is set around the Eurovision Song Contest, the longest running annual international TV song competition that is ripe for parody. The Eurovision Song Contest is entering into its 64th edition, this year taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel and with the slogan “Dare to Dream.” Participants from over 41 countries (oddly, not just Europe) will compete out of at least 50 eligible nations. While not many artists have seen huge career boosts from the competition, performers like ABBA, Bucks Fizz and Celine Dion all previously won and launched their careers to international stardom.
An episode of “The Simpsons” that features the voice of Michael Jackson will be removed from circulation — less than a week after the release of a documentary that exposes the singer’s alleged pedophilia, according to a report. James L. Brooks, a “Simpsons” executive producer, told The Wall Street Journal that he and two other creators of the show decided to pull the episode after watching the “Leaving Neverland” on HBO. “The documentary gave evidence of monstrous behavior,” Brooks told the newspaper. “The guys I work with—where we spend our lives arguing over jokes—were of one mind on this. It feels clearly the only choice to make.”
HBO has given a series order to the romantic comedy-thriller “Run” from “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The series stars “Nurse Jackie” alum Merritt Wever as Ruby, a woman living a humdrum existence, who one day gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact promising true love and self-reinvention by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame. Domhnall Gleeson also stars in the series. First ordered to pilot last spring, “Run” becomes the first series order since the executive shake-up at HBO earlier this week.
Netflix will adapt the landmark novel One Hundred Years of Solitude as a new TV series. Deadline confirmed the streaming company is developing a Spanish-language series based on the classic Gabriel García Márquez book. The new show marks the first time One Hundred Years of Solitude will be adapted for screen. García Márquez, who died at age 87 in 2014, refused to sell the film rights during his lifetime. Variety said García Márquez's sons, Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo García Barcha, will serve as executive producers on the series. The show will mainly film in Colombia, where the novel takes place. The book tells the story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founded Macondo, a fictitious town in Colombia.